Jump to content

Custom Search




Welcome to the C-MAX Hybrid Forum


Sign In  Log in with Facebook

Create Account
Welcome to the C-MAX Hybrid Forum. You must register to create topics or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Here's some member benefits:
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
  • Get your own profile page and make new friends
  • Send personal messages to other members
  • Create photo albums and post images. . .more!
Click here to create an account now
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Get you C-MAX Hybrid Registered in the official Ford Authorized Registry. More here.


Photo

Dead Battery...almost??


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 OFFLINE   Bobs184000

Bobs184000

    New Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 17 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationKnoxville, TN
  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:2013 Ford C-Max

Posted 10 April 2018 - 12:39 PM

I have a 2013 SE. No battery issues other than replacing the original in early 2017.

I always turn off headlights, radio, fan, etc.

Drove normally to work today. At lunch (5 hours sitting) the key fob would not unlock the doors. Used key to get in, turned key, and nothing. Until about 3 seconds later, everything lit up and acted normal. Drove normally for 15 minutes.

The trip information had been reset to 0 as if something had died/cleared out. Now, key fob works fine and car acts normally. Anyone have an experience like this?

Very strange. The car has never ‘acted dead’ initially and then been fine. Thanks for any info!







Lose this advertisement by becoming a member. Click here to create a free account.


#2 OFFLINE   ptjones

ptjones

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Platinum Member
  • 3,633 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationNewnan, GA
  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:2013 C-MAX SEL

Posted 10 April 2018 - 01:07 PM

I'm wondering if you have a bad 12v Batt. connection. :headscratch: Check the batt. voltage to make sure it's ok.

 

Paul



#3 OFFLINE   Bobs184000

Bobs184000

    New Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 17 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationKnoxville, TN
  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:2013 Ford C-Max

Posted 15 April 2018 - 06:13 AM

Everything was fine. But now six days later, it does it again after sitting overnight but won’t come on for anythIng. Tow truck is on the way now. Going to get my battery replaced later today under warranty. We’ll see how it goes.
  • ptjones likes this

#4 OFFLINE   Louder North

Louder North

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 92 posts
  • Region:Canada Ontario
  • LocationOttawa
  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:2013 C-Max SEL

Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:43 AM

I have a 2013 SE. No battery issues other than replacing the original in early 2017.

I always turn off headlights, radio, fan, etc.

Drove normally to work today. At lunch (5 hours sitting) the key fob would not unlock the doors. Used key to get in, turned key, and nothing. Until about 3 seconds later, everything lit up and acted normal. Drove normally for 15 minutes.

The trip information had been reset to 0 as if something had died/cleared out. Now, key fob works fine and car acts normally. Anyone have an experience like this?

Very strange. The car has never ‘acted dead’ initially and then been fine. Thanks for any info!

We had a similar experience with our 2013 SEL.  Only 'clue' (if it was a clue), was that the radio would not turn on just prior to the apparent dead (but only a few months old) battery.  Put it on a charger (6A) for a few hours and it has been good ever since... and the radio starting working normally as well. 



#5 OFFLINE   Bobs184000

Bobs184000

    New Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 17 posts
  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationKnoxville, TN
  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:2013 Ford C-Max

Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:01 PM

I got a new battery yesterday while it was under warranty for no charge. The car has been normal since, with one exception. The clock on the efficiency leaves screen is correct and changes like it should, but the clock on the sync screen was at 2:29 yesterday and now is at 2:50 today. It will not let you set it to the correct time, and seems to move slowly on its own pace (20 minutes in 24 hours).

It’s the strangest thing I’ve ever seen. Everything else about the car seems normal.

#6 OFFLINE   Redshift

Redshift

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 59 posts
  • Region:U.S. Pacific Coast
  • LocationTacoma, WA
  • My C-MAX's Year:2015
  • Current Vehicle:C-Max

Posted 04 May 2018 - 02:52 PM

Had an odd thing happen two times so far. I was listening to the radio without the car on and I got a message that it was turning off the radio to save the battery. It said I could start the car instead. Has anyone else seen this? I hope it's not a warning that my 12v battery is dying.



#7 OFFLINE   homestead

homestead

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 486 posts
  • Region:Decline
  • LocationPacific Northwest
  • Current Vehicle:C-Max Hybrid SEL

Posted 04 May 2018 - 04:03 PM

Normal warning to save the battery.  Lasts about 10 minutes with a new battery.  As your battery ages the amount of time

the radio will play goes down.


  • ptjones and kyledamron like this

#8 OFFLINE   jestevens

jestevens

    C-Max Hybrid Member

  • C-MAX Hybrid Member
  • 276 posts
  • Region:U.S. Northeast
  • LocationPennsylvania
  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:C-MAX SEL Hybrid

Posted 08 May 2018 - 05:41 AM

I used C-MAX at the drive-in last weekend - just left it in READY mode because I didn't want the 12V battery to deplete.  I held down the throttle during intermission to charge the HVB up close to 100% and it lasted almost the whole movie without needing to turn on engine.   People apparently turn on engine now anyway, Car engine a lot quieter than they used to be.  The only problem was the LCD gauge cluster doesn't dim while the car is in READY with the lights off.








Custom Search




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

Privacy Policy TERMS OF SERVICE ·